Vital Signs: New death registry rollout may improve vital statistics

New death registry rollout may improve vital statistics

The state of Texas is giving new life to a system that records how people die, and Texas doctors are optimistic it will be easier to use and will lead to more accurate death records, which collect vital data used to monitor public health.

Beginning this month, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Vital Statistics Section will seek physicians’ input on the new Texas Electronic Vital Events Registrar (TxEVER), a new system to create death certificates. The Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Texas Medicine magazine reports that TxEver will replace the decade-old Texas Electronic Registrar (TER) in January 2019. Some physicians and justices of the peace say the TER death certificate is difficult to complete and, at times, may include faulty information.

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